The Signing of the MOU Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, Batur and Gunung Sewu Geopark Management

The Signing of the MOU Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, Batur and Gunung Sewu Geopark Management

Penandatanganan MOU Pengelola Geopark Ciletuh-Pelabuhanratu, Batur dan Gunung Sewu

Indonesia already has two UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG) is Batur UGG which recognized on September 20th, 2012 and Gunung Sewu UGG which recognized on September 19, 2015. Batur UGG has a Geopark Museum in Geopark Area, so it can be functioning as a place of education, study, research, science and technology. While Gunung Sewu UGG has been successfully to include the people for management and development area of Gunung Sewu UGG through the people economic empowerment, with the result that existence Gunung Sewu UGG Area and give multiple effect in real concerning society economy. Seeing the success of both UGG, Management Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu has made Memorandum of Understanding about Management and Development of Standards Global in Geopark Area with Management Batur UNESCO Global Geopark and Badan Pengelola Gunung Sewu UNESCO Global Geopark.

Penandatanganan MOU Pengelola Geopark Ciletuh-Pelabuhanratu, Batur dan Gunung Sewu

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has signed by Chief Executive Officer Management Geopark Nasional Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, Prof. Deny Juanda Puradimadja with General Manager Batur UNESCO Global Geopark, I.B Gede Giri Putra on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Museum Batur UGG, Bali. The Memorandum of Understanding scopes, are:

  1. making standard operational procedure of management geopark area;
  2. formulate the conception of managemet geopark area;
  3. environmental conservation of geopark area;
  4. utilization Geopark Museum as a place of education, conservation, research, promotion and tourism;
  5. community empowerment in geopark area;
  6. capacity building and increase in purchasing power of people in geopark area; and
  7. which other agree cooperation by the parties.

The Memorandum of Understanding agreed Management Geopark Nasional Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu with Management Gunung Sewu UNESCO Global Geopark on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Government tourism office at Gunung Kidul Regency. The Memorandum of Understanding scopes, that is:

  1. development of education and culture;
  2. tourism development;
  3. environmental Conservation; and
  4. Other cooperation agreed upon by the parties

The Memorandum of Understanding has signed by Chief Executive Officer Management Geopark Nasional Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, Prof. Deny Juanda Puradimadja with General Manager Gunung Sewu UNESCO Global Geopark, Budi Martono.

Penandatanganan MOU Pengelola Geopark Ciletuh-Pelabuhanratu, Batur dan Gunung Sewu

The Meaning of these agreement is management and development Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Area, Batur UNESCO Global Geopark Area, and Gunung Sewu UNESCO Global Geopark Area as Geopark Regional have global standard and equipment collection can be explain geodiversity, biodiversity, and culture-diversity in Geopark Area. The purpose to make those Geoparks Area became a tourism destination Indonesia that have conception about environment and sustainable. The term of this joint agreement for one year, In that period the Cooperation Agreement will be implemented soon.

By: Nugraha Ardiansyah dan Ilham Mochammad Saputra